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"What is health?"  from KHN: on government spending, Congress decides not to decide

“What is health?” from KHN: on government spending, Congress decides not to decide

Congress is supposed to complete its annual appropriation bills before the fiscal year begins on Oct. 1. But he rarely does, and this year is no different, as lawmakers scramble to pass a short-term funding bill so they can put off final decisions until at least December. Meanwhile, with an eye to the midterms, House …

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In 2020, children under 18 accounted for 25% of mental health spending.

In 2020, children under 18 accounted for 25% of mental health spending.

While older adults account for the lion’s share of overall health care costs, those under 25 are propelling a slow and steady increase in mental health and addictions spending, according to a report by the Benefits Research Institute. employee benefits (EBRI). Why is it important: Employers face an increasingly difficult balancing act: they know that …

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